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Horny toad
It is not a toad or frog, but a lizard. Its coloration serves as a camouflage. When threatened, their first defense is to remain still and hope to avoid detection. It worked, Duchess (my dog) did not notice it at all...

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johnmGood eye to see that one.

johnm

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Check out the profile page of theronmoon, he has one as well but yours blends in much better.

I'm still trying to spot one!
Posted Oct 11, 2009 11:09 pm

Liba KopeckovaRe: Good eye to see that one.

Liba Kopeckova

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Thanks, I did check the site. His horned lizard looks different, but I guess there are many different species as I was reading on line. I have seen quiet a few of these in NM.
Posted Oct 11, 2009 11:16 pm

lcarreauRe: Good eye to see that one.

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

It's a well-known fact that SP has a lot of
Horny Toads posted on various pages.

I have studied the Horned Lizard at great
length, and have seen many in Arizona and
northern Utah.

There does seem to be several species of this
fellow. A rare find in the Grand Canyon, the
Desert Horned lizard has larger head spines
than those found on other species in Arizona.

Like it's larger cousin the Chuckwalla, these
guys are loyal members of the Iguana Family.

Nice Horny Toad, Liba!

Posted Oct 12, 2009 11:28 pm

Liba KopeckovaRe: Good eye to see that one.

Liba Kopeckova

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Thanks Larry, I hope that I did not stress it too much. Tried to slow it down for taking more photos...
Posted Oct 13, 2009 8:37 am

lcarreauRe: Good eye to see that one.

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

When overstressed, some species shoot blood
out of their eyes.

We're looking at a laid-back reptile here!
Posted Oct 13, 2009 3:13 pm

Dow WilliamsI have only

Dow Williams

Voted 10/10

caught up with three of these so far with all the time I spend in the desert Liba...fun creatures, good find
Posted Oct 19, 2009 8:23 pm

Liba KopeckovaRe: I have only

Liba Kopeckova

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Thanks Dow... I sometimes wish to be able to camouflage the way they do...
Posted Oct 19, 2009 8:25 pm

Boriss AndeanPretty cool camouflage!

Boriss Andean

Voted 10/10

I'd like to spot one of those. Do they live just in desertic zones?
Posted Oct 20, 2009 2:01 pm

Liba KopeckovaRe: Pretty cool camouflage!

Liba Kopeckova

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I have seen several of these creatures. There are several subspecies. I believe all live in dry climates...
Posted Oct 21, 2009 10:09 pm

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Liba KopeckovaSubmitted by Liba Kopeckova
on Oct 11, 2009 10:47 pm

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